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Hen Do Statistics 2019


As the curtain begins to descend on yet another hectic year in the world of hen party organising, here at GoHen, we decided to cast our eyes back across 2019 to see exactly where the party was at, how much money our hens were spending, what they’ve been up to and where our invite disappeared to!

The Cost of a Hen Do 2019

Whilst some hen weekends pull out all the stops for the bride’s big celebration, it doesn’t mean a hen do has to break the bank! For example, this year, a group of frugal hens spent just £14 each for a treasure hunt around London as part of the bride’s big send-off. So no matter how big or small the budget, you can still enjoy a fab weekend away with the girls

From all the positive feedback we received, it was evident that people had fantastic weekends irrespective of the financial costs.

Hen Do Costs for 2019:

  1. Average Spend Per Group – £1,920
  2. Average Individual Spend – £147
  3. Highest Group Spend – £9,472
  4. Lowest Group Spend – £150

Average hen spending in 2013: £125, 2015:£126, 2017: £153, 2019:£ 147

According to the stats, the average spend per person for a hen do this year was £147 (excluding food and drinks).

One group spent £9,472 on a trip to Amsterdam (there were 34 of them in fairness) to give the bride a mammoth send-off. The price included accommodation for three nights, plus some fabulous hen activities as well as meals out.

The Most Popular Hen Do Destinations 2019

Hen party in the UK vs Abroad

Whilst 45% of stags headed off abroad for their big weekends away, hens preferred to stay on the shores of the UK with just 23% jetting off around the globe.

10 Most Popular UK Destinations

  1. Bath
  2. Liverpool
  3. Bristol
  4. Brighton
  5. London
  6. Cheltenham
  7. Manchester
  8. Cardiff
  9. Bournemouth
  10. Edinburgh

Since 2017 the South West has been the favourite region for hen and stag groups!

10 Most Popular International Destinations

  1. Barcelona
  2. Dublin
  3. Marbella
  4. Benidorm
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Ibiza
  7. Albufeira
  8. Valencia
  9. Budapest
  10. Tenerife

In the UK, Bath was the most popular hen do destination offering everything you could possibly need for the bride’s big weekend away: a vibrant nightlife scene, loads of fantastic hen activities, brilliant shopping facilities, a delicious array of restaurants – if only we could guarantee 365 days of sunshine, it would be perfect!

Internationally, cities came out ahead of the big Spanish party resorts of Benidorm, Marbella and Ibiza, with Barcelona coming out on top just ahead of Dublin.

What were the Most Popular Hen Do Activities in 2019?

Whilst stags favoured the more competitive escapades hens swayed towards more relaxing and inclusive activities. Cocktail Mixing, the hen party classic, came out on top ahead of Life Drawing which has surged up the rankings in recent years.

Life Drawing is now hens 2nd favourite activity after not appearing in the top 10 at all in 2017.

What were the Most Popular Hen Do Nightlife Activities in 2019?

  1. Nightclub Entry
  2. Butler in the Buff
  3. Male Strip Show
  4. VIP Nightclub Package
  5. Italian Meal
  6. South American Meal
  7. BBQ Private Chef
  8. Party Boat
  9. Comedy Club
  10. Karaoke

You can’t top a classic night out, according to the stats, with Nightclub Entry topping the charts (if you’ll pardon the pun). Whilst the stags’ top 10 nightlife statistics swayed towards partying and drinking, the hens’ top 10 list included more meals out together!

Take a look at the stag do stats for 2019.

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